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The crowds and the individual: why we should rethink how we debate complex issues on social media

The crowds and the individual: why we should rethink how we debate complex issues on social media

Changing the ways we communicate with each other is of utmost importance if we consider the weak and fragmented character of Syrian secular opposition circles nowadays. Such a reflection inevitably involves the leading voices articulating these important issues (gender, class, among others) to take their responsibility in elaborating their positions and points of difference and to seek viable alliances and wider solidarity networks

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The Alawites and their “Statement”: Fact or Fiction?

The Alawites and their “Statement”: Fact or Fiction?

Controversy was stirred on April 3, when the BBC published an article entitled “Syrian Alawites distance themselves from …

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The Russian Withdrawal and Syrians

The Russian Withdrawal and Syrians

Just as the revolution surprised the world with its rebirth during the truce, so too has the Russian …

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Revolutionary Mosaics in Kafranbel

Revolutionary Mosaics in Kafranbel

The revolutionary movement that started in Kafranbel in March 2011 has yet to run out of steam. The …

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Putin in Bab al-Hara

Putin in Bab al-Hara

In response to being unable to grasp their new political reality, Syrians have transformed the Russian intervention, personified …

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Is This a Russian Occupation?

Is This a Russian Occupation?

The Russians recently announced the presence of their troops in Syria, inaugurating a new stage of the regional …

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That’s What the Donor Wants

That’s What the Donor Wants

“- I need a trash can close to my desk. – Sure, submit an application, and we’ll add …

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The Plight of Yarmouk

The Plight of Yarmouk

Yarmouk camp is a district of the city of Damascus that was established in 1957 and was populated …

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Three Activists Imprisoned on Public TV

On March 5, a weekly program on the Syrian public TV called “Watchful Eye”, aired the confessions of …

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The Syrian Nelson Mandela

The Syrian Nelson Mandela

Mandela died on Thursday December 6th. Many Syrians were upset at losing such a great person. Others, however, didn’t …

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